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Guò in the song "Kanguolai"


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Dear friends,

I just learned the great song "duibian de nuhai kanguolai" by Richie Ren, and I was wondering what exactly the function is of the particle "guo" 过 in this phrase. Does kanguolai mean "come and see" and why guo here?

thanks a lot!

Lu Baerte

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The title of the song, when translated, is loosely the equivalent of saying ‘ Hey girl who lives opposite, look here/look at me/us!’

Yes ‘guo’ can denote a sort of past tense, but not really in this case. Guolai is a word on its own.

It’s more important to read the words rather than characters individually.

By the way, here’s the original singer whose version is way better than Richie Ren’s

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过来 alone means "come over here"

When it follows a verb, just "over here" or some thing similar. It is quite frequently used this way. For examples






把图片传过来 。。。。。。 many, many.

Also there is usage of 过来: +过来 +过去,indicating the acting is repeated. For example




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